Australian Politics for Dummies (Paperback)

Australian Politics for Dummies By Nick Economou, Zareh Ghazarian, Linda Burney (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Understand Aussie politics and make your vote count

Australian Politics For Dummies gives you a helping hand as you get to grips with the good, the bad and the ugly of Australian politics. Seasoned political punters and voting novices alike will find fascinating facts and top thrills in in this essential guide. Master the ins and outs of elections, parties and policies. In no time, you'll be discussing and debating the biggest issues with ease. Down under, we all have to vote. It's one of the many beautiful things about this land of ours, and this book will help you learn why (and how) to cast that ballot.

This updated edition gives you everything you need to cast your vote with confidence. You'll identify what makes the Australian political system tick, distinguish between the different political parties and understand the influence of the media in Australian politics.

  • Decipher political terminology, make sense of the houses of parliament and understand why we have minor parties
  • Learn how Australia's political system evolved and grasp today's voting systems
  • Make sense of coalition politics and figure out the differences between the Labor and Liberal parties
  • Find out why Australia's system of government is described as 'Washminster, ' and discover the Whips and the Usher of the Black Rod

You want to know more about Australian politics, but, if we're being realistic, it's very complicated. Australian Politics For Dummies clears it all up.

About the Author

Dr Nick Economou is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University. He has taught the subject since 1985. Dr Zareh Ghazarian is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780730395423
ISBN-10: 0730395421
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: December 1st, 2021
Pages: 384
Language: English